BBC News (Link) (February 12, 2011)
Thousands of Egyptians still occupy central Tahrir Square in the Egyptian capital, a day after the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.
People have been cleaning the square as the army removes some barricades, even though tanks remain deployed.
After some 30 years in power, Mr Mubarak was forced out by 18 days of protests, handing power to the high command of the armed forces.
The council has said it remains committed to Egypt’s foreign treaties.
Correspondents say it will be seen as reassuring in Israel, which has a peace treaty with its largest Arab neighbour.
US President Barack Obama called Egypt an inspiration, but said it must now move to civilian and democratic rule.